About this listing
Situated within the medieval walls of Castiglion Fiorentino. Close to Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Perugia, Chianti, San Gimignano, Pienza, Rapolano Terme and Florence. A great base in Tuscany to explore the local towns and vineyards.
APARTMENT NO. 1
A large Studio apartment with lots of charm, on the first floor of an historical building from the 16th century located in the historical centre of Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany. Just steps away from the town square, Piazza Del Municipio, many restaurants, bars and all things you expect to find in a typical Tuscan medieval town. Nestled within the stone walls that surround the town with a courtyard.
The 54sqm studio has a large open plan area with a queen size bed and bathroom at one end and a large lounge room with Television at the other.
There is a small well equipped kitchen in the entrance with eating area and washing machine. This studio has air conditioning and heating.
SELF CHECK-IN AVAILABLE
Everything you need is in the town making it an easy stay without a car, renting bikes to explore the hills nearby, catching a train to Florence or a bus to Siena.
There is paid parking just steps away and plenty of free parking just outside the walls, a 5 minute walk, if you do have a car
Castiglion Fiorentino is located between Cortona, famous for films such as "Under the Tuscan sun" and "Life is beautiful",and Arezzo, the city of gold.
Florence is 1 hr by train, and Rome 2 hr 30 mins by train.
Siena, Pienza, Chianti region and Perugia are all within an hour by car, Pisa 2.5 hours, Bologna and closest beach are under 2 hour drive away.
Clean bed linen and towels are provided.
Also ask us about local Tuscan cooking classes!
Check-in times are flexible but we would appreciate arrival after 3pm. There is an option of a self check-in. Just ask us for the PIN code to the security box.
Please remember that this property is in a limited traffic historical centre, note the following times for entry into town.
From May 1st - September 30, 2015
-Monday to Friday from 4am-1.15pm, 2.15pm-4pm
-Saturdays from 4am-4pm
-Sundays closed all day
These times are subject to change.
Check-out time is 10am unless previously arranged.
Should you have any questions about the location, town, amenities or need advice, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thank you for taking the time to look at this listing.
-Pickup from train station is 10 euros.
-To keep our rates to a minimum, please be mindful when using electricity, water and heating, it is very expensive in Italy. Overusage will be deducted from deposit.
WARNING: If you arrive by car on a Sunday, the town is closed all day to traffic and you will have to park outside the main walls in the free carpark (white car spot) which is a 5 minute walk away.
Firenze, Pisa, Sienna, Arezzo, Castiglione del Lago, Perugia, Bologna, Grosseto, Florence, cortona, Assisi, cinque terre, montepulciano
Once you arrive into Castiglion Fiorentino, see if the main archway is open (green light) that way you can go into the main square (Piazza del municipio) and park there to unload your things. It is metered parking from 8am until 8pm then free overnight. The main entrance closes at 9pm.
If the entrance is closed, you can park in the one of the many carparks outside the main walls. White car spots (with an X) are free unles thaey have a sign that states "1 ora", here you can only park for one hour and must use the dial in the car to show what time you arrive. Blue spots are metered but free from 8pm until 8am.
Text or call me on (phone number hidden) if you have any problems.
The apartment is 30 metres down the hill past the post office (piazza del municipio) please ask for the PIN for the key in the security box by the door.
Interaction with Guests
I am off site but available by phone. I am 10 minutes away should you need me for emergencies.
For security purposes, please make sure that the entrance door downstairs is always firmly closed. Please do not leave lights on unnecessarily.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kristina' studio in Castiglion Fiorentino. Kristina was a terrific host and her studio was clean and well located to restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops etc. We were also able to enjoy amazing ( amazing) views of the surrounding landscape with a quick 5 minute walk to our favourite restaurant or one of the many gelato shops. I highly recommend this listing.
Kristina, bien que gentille, était pressée de partir. Nous n'avons pas eu beaucoup d'explications concernant l'appartement, ainsi que les commodités offerts dans le village. Les photos concernant l'appartement sont bien représentatives mais il manquait beaucoup d'accessoires de cuisine (coupes à vin, balai à plancher pour faire un peu de ménage puisque nous sommes demeurés 8 jours, etc. Il y avait un lave-linge mais aucune façon de faire sécher ou d'étendre les vêtements à l'extérieur. Appartement très humide avec une odeur désagréable.
Kristina was very communicative and helpful leading up to your stay in Castiglion Fiorentino. She recommended a local cooking class which turned out to be one of the highlights of our 2 week stay in Italy.
The apartment has so much authentic character and warmth. We loved the outdoor patio, elevated above the street which had a great view of the tuscan hills. You feel like you are in a town where people live not just tourists. We brought a couple of small maintenance issues to Kristina's attention and they were addressed promptly.
The kitchen , the bedroom, and the sitting
Area was as described. The bathroom and
Shower were the smallest I have ever seen.
The rooms were in need of a good cleaning.
The flowers shown on the Internet were long gone, only weeds were growing. Would not
return nor recommend. Also , only one set of
Hi Harold, Thank you for your constructive criticism. As I explained whilst you were here, we had a new cleaner who was obviously not doing their job well. They have now been replaced and you were given a partial refund for the inconvenience. I am sure that you would agree that plants are hard to manage when there is not an owner on site to take care of them regularly. Most of our guests water them but unfortunately they die in the Winter. The season has just started to re-pot them. The bathroom is exactly what you see in the photos so I'm not sure what size you thought you were getting. I again apologise for your negative experience. We cannot please all of the people all of the time but we do a pretty good job at trying. Our reviews reflect this. Have a good day.
We (a couple with a 3 year old child) stayed 6 days in the wonderful Castiglion Fiorentino.
Location: 1 / A
The apartment is located in the beautiful centre of the medieval town Castiglion Fiorentino: The perfect spot to explore the Mid-Tuscany.
Finding the house was easy, but be prepared that free parking is only possible outside the town wall and that the town is closed down from time to time.
Everything is within a quick walk: The bakery "L'Antico Forno" is basically next door, several bars and restaurants just few steps away and shops down the road.
Although the house is directly located next to the little main road, we didn't hear any cars at all... just the neighbours once
The apartment was in a really cool location and was authentic to the city. Because it was a part of a old medieval wall, it did smell musty on the rainy days. Furnishings and bathroom were comfortable. Kristina was nice enough to pick us up from the train station with our big luggage. The apartment is located about 1 1/2 miles from the train station and there is not local transportation. Without her help, the trip with all our luggage would have been a real problem. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.
Amazing apartment super relaxing and well located in stunning hill top Tuscan town. We'll be back!
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About the Host, Kristina
I am Australian, mother to 2 children and am fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world...Tuscany! My husband and I have a small villa in the Tuscan hills between Arezzo and Cortona amongst olive trees and vineyards...we love sharing our local knowledge and experiences with people all over the world.